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I have heard many complaints from other parents in other school districts, but I have three kids in Basehor Schools. Last year, my highschooler would come home and complain about the lunches because they were greasy and unhealthy. This year all of my children have commented on the new lunches. My second grader is a picky eater, but he said, "last year when they said fruit bar, you got a fruit bar, this year when they say fruit bar, you get to pick out as many different fruits to eat." My BIS and BLHS students both say that the school lunches are much better. In fact, my BIS student came home after the first week and told me that he didn't realize he liked bacon, but in a chef salad it was great. He has his favorites and he definitely has had a few meals that he won't have again, but at least now he has a choice.
I think Basehor has done the right thing by contracting with OPAA foods. While other schools have reduced their portion sizes instead of changing the way their food program is run, Basehor has exceeded my expectations.
September 6, 2012 at 9:29 a.m.
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